Beyond Infinity: A MatheMATTical Adventure is a young adult novel about mathematics. A novel about mathematics? Yep. There is a mystery/adventure story, but the “real” main character is mathematics. Packed into the narration are all kinds of math tidbits not
commonly found in any math textbook or classroom. Learn about happy and unhappy numbers, different types of infinity, numbers and their different personalities,
figurate numbers, math tricks and much more.
What if numbers came alive?
“The next thing that happened was definitely the weirdest experience of my life, and I want to point out that I had already found a secret door in our school bathroom, decoded holographic puzzles, and I had gone through a strange portal to … well, somewhere. To say that this was the weirdest of all is actually saying something!”
When high school senior Matthew “MatheMatt” Forsythe discovers a weird computer and a secret door at school, a series of events unfolds where he and his friends solve one mathematical puzzle after another. After finding a teleportal, Matt and his friend Kelsie travel to a strange world where numbers are actually alive! There they meet the mad scientist Maglio and the ghostly Fifty-Seven and discover that some of the numbers are mysteriously disappearing.
They must race against time to find the significant numbers Sixty-One and Three Hundred Thirteen. But why are the numbers disappearing? And what is so important about the number eight?
“For starters, we need more help.” Maglio turned to Kelsie. “You said your favorite number is sixty-one, right?” She nodded. “And Matt, you said three hundred-thirteen?” I nodded. “Well, you can start by finding them and bringing them back here before more numbers disappear or die and the world as we know it ends.”